Naomi Sims, an African-American fashion model who appeared on several magazine covers in the 1960s and is credited as a pioneer in beauty on many levels, is dead at 61 years old. Naomi was the first black model to appear on the cover of Ladies Home Journal after getting her big break posing for the cover of the New York Times August 1967 fashion supplement.
Naomi was born in Oxford, Mississippi in 1948 and came to New York to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology on a scholarship. After being a powerful force in the “Black is Beautiful” movement of the era, Naomi left the catwalk and ventured out as an entrepreneur and author. [Source: Examiner; Photo: Getty Images]
When she isn’t looking for a new BFF, Paris Hilton will be hobnobbing with the Supernatural. The hotel heiress is set to guest star in episode 5 of the CW’s Supernatural this season. Details about her role are being kept under wraps, but supposedly the story line is quite hilarious and “awesome.” The episode premieres Thursday, September 10th at 9 p.m. on the CW. [Photo: Getty Images]
Here’s a lawsuit that goes far beyond the small claims of The People’s Court. Writer Damon Lloyd Goffe, from the Bronx, NY, is suing Oprah Winfrey for ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Goffe is claiming that, “in April 2008 Oprah confessed to seizing original works of authorship,” as in Goffe’s draft of his book A Tome of Poetry, and published them on the internet under the title Pieces of My Soul. Conveniently, the website and the book are no longer live and can’t be found on the internet. Yep, this whole situation sounds shady.
Goffe claims that 650 million copies of the book were sold at $20 apiece, hence the trillion dollar figure. Um, 650 million is a lot of books. In fact, the only books known to have sold more than 500 million copies, ever, are The Bible, The Koran and China’s Little Red Book. We think Oprah is powerful, but putting her up there with Jesus and Allah might be pushing it. [Photo: GettyImages]
Real life couple Drew Barrymore and Justin Long steamed up the cameras on Thursday when shooting a scene for their new film Going The Distance on a boat in New York City’s Central Park. Drew and Justin also flipped off paparazzi in between takes of the scene where Drew wraps her legs around and plays tonsil hockey with her on and off-screen love interest. [Photos: Splash News Online]
VH1 Diva Kelly Clarkson graces the cover of next month’s Self magazine, and the singer wows in a silky purple top and white denim. The Idol winner is known for embracing her shape and snubbing society’s obsession with the stick-thin skinny look, and she totally owns it in this picture.
Clarkson told an Australian radio station in June that she is super comfortable in her own skin. “I love my body,” said Kelly. “I’m very much OK with it. I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.”
Spoken like a true down-to-earth diva!
“VH1 Divas” will air live on Sept. 17 at 9PM EST. Until then, get your divas fix by reading the full VH1 Divas press release, following the VH1 Divas Twitter and watching videos by the artists in the lineup. Plus, leave a testimonial for one of the divas at divastories.vh1.com. [Photo: Self Magazine/I'mNotObsessed]
Kevin Federline, seen here posing for his “Before” photo, is lining himself up with EP-2, otherwise known as Extreme Physical Performance, to shill for the weight loss product. The former dancer (remember when he was a dancer?) has let himself go as of late and is ready to start shedding weight in preparation for a new reality show. Even Britney Spears has reportedly been poking fun of his figure, referring to him as Kevin Fatterline to her friends. While we think that people who live in crazy glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, that is pretty funny.
The company has reportedly offered Federline $2.5 million to endorse their muscle-building diet supplement but Federline hasn’t found the time, in between smoking cigs and babysitting his four kids, to sign on the dotted line just yet. [Photo: GettyImages]
Twitter-happy Ashton Kutcher may have gotten a little too camera-happy at a Hollywood film studio this week. “I got in trouble twice today, man. I’ve got a camera and I post stuff on the internet with my camera just like any other Joe posts on the internet with his camera,” Ashton said.
“I went on a studio lot today with a camera and they were like, ‘You can’t shoot here’ and I was like, ‘What are you talking about? I’m just shooting. There is a fan bus going right now shooting on the lot and they are shooting all kinds and they are going to post those on Facebook. I’m just doing the same thing they are doing!’ They don’t think I am doing the same thing but I am doing the same thing!” Ashton insists.
Well, not “every other Joe” has a smoking hot movie star wife whose butt they post photos of on Twitter. [Source: FoxNews.com; Photo: Getty Images]
We have this internal struggle going, ’cause for six months this year, we were so anti-Adam Lambert it was all we could think about. We imagined that his voice was like a special sound that would somehow trigger the release of hell-demons, that’s how much we didn’t want him to win American Idol. The screeching, oh, how it makes us shiver! And yet, when it comes to Lambert as a person, we want to be friends with him in a bad way; he’s hilarious and he gives a great interview. Just yesterday, Lambert rebuffed a tabloid rumor that he went off on a fan for smudging his nail polish, saying, “That never happened. Oh my god, I love it! I love how they always go with a ‘very reliable source,’ ‘a close friend of Adam.’ I’m like, ‘Who?’”
As if the rumor wasn’t ridiculous enough on it’s own, Lambert goes on to explain his mani routine to further prove his point. “What’s really funny is, if I indeed painted my nails that day, it wouldn’t have been at the time when we meet and greet fans.” Like, no duh! Everyone knows you don’t paint nails before the meet and greet. It really is too bad we don’t like his voice, because we love everything else about Glambert. [Photo: GettyImages]
Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital Thursday after falling off the stage at a concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. The Aerosmith frontman took a fall off the stage while performing “Love In An Elevator” and reportedly suffered head, neck, and shoulder injuries before being rushed to Rapid City regional hospital.
Get well soon! [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]